Lotus coaching overview
Lotus Cycling welcomes back Brite Coaching for the 2018 season. For the second season, Brite coaches will be leading the Wednesday evening training rides from Westbrook Community Centre. Rides are interval based on targeting specific energy systems with the main objective to improve overall strength, power and stamina on the bike. With our focus being the Penticton, Fraser Valley and Whistler Fondo, Brite plans our training rides with these three events in mind. Each workout is scaled to beginner to advanced riders.
Riders are excepted to arrive having completed a short warm up. The group will be split into three – A, B and C riders. Coaches will describe the workout to the group at large with key instructions on how to execute and at what effort. In some cases the groups will regroup after each interval for the recovery interval, in other cases the workout may flow from one effort to the next. Riders that are able to consistently attend Wednesday evening training rides will notice the most dramatic improvements in their fitness over the summer.
Lotus Riders may have questions about their own individual training plans or cycling goals and we encourage everyone to connect with Brite Coaching and utilize them as a resource to help you improve this season!
Meet the Coaches:
Christine Fletcher, Head Coach and Founder
Christine is the founder and head coach of Brite Coaching as well as an ex professional triathlete & Cat 1 Cyclist. A McGill University graduate of Exercise Science, Training Peaks Certified, USAT Certified Coach, avid skate skier and 33-time Ironman (6 times at the Hawaii Ironman World Championships), Christine breathes participation into everything she does. Her resume of race experiences is endless including 10km, half & full marathons and ultras, adventure racing, major USA & Canadian cycling races (Redlands, Columbia Plateau, Tours, etc) and all distances of triathlon.
Ben’s cycling passion took hold as a university student, when he came to the sport after an elite amateur alpine skiing career. During his four years at Whitman College, he helped rebuild their cycling team, to reclaim the National Collegiate championship in 2009 and 2010. Moving into the North American professional peloton in 2011, Ben raced at the largest events in North America and claimed the Canadian Criterium Championship title in 2012. Ben has worked with youth cyclists in various capacities since 2008, and continues to race provincially in support of youth development.
Ben is currently the Program Manager for iRide–Cycling BC’s youth initiative. Ben enjoys the challenge of creating and implementing new strategies that provide safe, fun and exciting events for introductory youth cyclists in British Columbia.
Jeff is a rouleur with 14 years of road racing experience and 22 years of riding hard winters, hot summer criteriums, and mountain passes of BC. Between a junior career with the Victoria Wheelers, the BC Provincial Team, and trade teams from Acheson & Co. to Garneau and, now, Langlois Brown Racing, Jeff completed a B.Des at Emily Carr University and a BA in journalism from the University of Victoria. He's bike toured extensively around the province, to Mexico (twice), and across the Philippines and Indonesia. Racing took him as far as the Tour de l'Abitibi, the Tour de Beauce, and the Tour of Rwanda, and he still stacks up wins in Cat 1 crits from Enumclaw to Race the Ridge. He operates cycling accessory company Local Knowledge.
Allan turned his first set of cranks in the mid-seventies, where a bike was his ticket to explore new neighbourhoods. Never letting go of his new-found freedom, cycling became an identity, an escape, and as a competitive athlete, it became a growing challenge. Bike racing took him throughout North America and Europe. Now retired from competition, he passes on his passion by coaching grassroots racers looking to climb the ladder of success.